Jessica Gold, M.D. M.S.

Psychiatry Resident, Stanford University

Jessica ("Jessi") Gold, M.D., M.S., is a third year resident in Psychiatry at Stanford University who in her "spare time" writes narratives about mental health, stigma, and medical training. She started writing in medical school, with pieces on and a narrative about hazing in medicine entitled "Alligator Hands" that was published in Annals of Internal Medicine ( She has continued her passion for writing during residency and recently won the 2016 Psychiatric Times essay contest for her piece about a patient undergoing electroconvulsive therapy entitled "The Mirror" ( She is also a member of the Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford ( and is currently an APA leadership fellow. Jessi was an undergraduate majoring in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2009. She also received a Masters in Science in Anthropology from Penn at the same time, using qualitative methods to study premedical education for her thesis work. She received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and graduated in 2014.